A MAN was arrested yesterday after a group of people become embroiled in a courtroom row.

The man was led from Bournemouth Crown Court in handcuffs after the incident shortly before 11.15am.

Three marked police cars and a van were called to the building in Deansleigh Road as a result of the dispute.

The row broke out in the family court.

A spokesperson from Dorset Police said: "We were called at 11.16am today to reports of a verbal disturbance involving a group of people at Bournemouth Crown Court.

"A 52-year-old Bournemouth man was arrested on suspicion of breach of the peace and obstructing or resisting an officer in execution of duty.

"He was given an adult restorative disposal."

The decision means the man will not be referred to court.